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Iraq: Baath Party, Garner / Eliot Interview #728537

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 11, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Karl Penhaul) US forces commander Gen. Tommy Franks’ statement that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party is officially dissolved and the announcement that reconstruction coordinator retired Gen. Jay Garner will be leaving Iraq sooner than expected reported.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with “Time” magazine’s Michael Eliot about the replacement of Garner. [ELIOT – comments on the departure of Garner and Baghdad coordinator Barbara Bodine; says Bodine has been a controversial figure; talks about the appointment of a civilian, Paul Bremer, as Garner’s replacement; assesses the current situation in Iraq.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Penhaul, Karl

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